Dr. Daniel Siegel – Brainstorm : June 3, 2014 – UCLA

Posted by Suzanne Holmes | Posted in Community Events | Posted on 19-05-2014

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Open Mind Lecture
Dr. Daniel Siegel, the best selling author of Mindsight, The Whole-Brain Child and Parenting From the Inside Out, is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and Co-Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. Dr. Siegel will discuss his latest book Brainstorm ..The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
7:00 PM Covel Commons, UCLA (see map)
Admission is free but reservations are required.

For questions call 424-214-3851 or vickyg@friendsofnpi.org
Parking is available for $12 Sunset Village (see map)


Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

Posted by Suzanne Holmes | Posted in Recommended Reading | Posted on 28-04-2014

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Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

by Daniel Siegel MD

Between the ages of 12 and 24, the brain changes in important, and oftentimes maddening, ways. It’s no wonder that many parents approach their child’s adolescence with fear and trepidation. According to renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel’s New York Times bestseller Brainstorm, if parents and teens can work together to form a deeper understanding of the brain science behind all the tumult, they will be able to turn conflict into connection and form a deeper understanding of one another.

In Brainstorm, Siegel illuminates how brain development impacts teenagers’ behavior and relationships. Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, he explores exciting ways in which understanding how the teenage brain functions can help parents make what is in fact an incredibly positive period of growth, change, and experimentation in their children’s lives less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.

Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology

Posted by Suzanne Holmes | Posted in Recommended Reading | Posted on 16-04-2014

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Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology: An Integrative Handbook of the Mind (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

The central concepts of the theory of interpersonal neurobiology.

Many fields have explored the nature of mental life from psychology to psychiatry, literature to linguistics. Yet no common “framework” where each of these important perspectives can be honored and integrated with one another has been created in which a person seeking their collective wisdom can find answers to some basic questions, such as, What is the purpose of life? Why are we here? How do we know things, how are we conscious of ourselves? What is the mind? What makes a mind healthy or unwell? And, perhaps most importantly: What is the connection among the mind, the brain, and our relationships with one another?
Our mental lives are profoundly relational. The interactions we have with one another shape our mental world. Yet as any neuroscientist will tell you, the mind is shaped by the firing patterns in the brain. And so how can we reconcile this tension—that the mind is both embodied and relational? Interpersonal Neurobiology is a way of thinking across this apparent conceptual divide.

This Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology is designed to aid in your personal and professional application of the interpersonal neurobiology approach to developing a healthy mind, an integrated brain, and empathic relationships. It is also designed to assist you in seeing the intricate foundations of interpersonal neurobiology as you read other books.